Joao Felix firmly on the radar of Chelsea

Chelsea are weighing up a bid to sign Benfica starlet Jao Felix before he signs a new deal with the Portuguese club. The Daily Mirror reports that the rising star has been sternly watched by the scouts of the Blues.

Felix current release clause is placed at £45 million but Benfica has offered the player a new contract which would increase the value to £105 million. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is a fan of the attacker who can play behind the striker or at the left of the attack.

Felix also has an eye for goal scoring twice in five games this season and has reportedly caught the interest of many clubs across Europe. WestHam were apparently interested in bringing in the youngster in the summer and had a bid rejected by Benfica.

Chelsea paying £45 million for Felix would be a big surprise as the Blues are not known for paying exorbitant fees for youngsters. Furthermore, Felix would not be assured of a starting berth at the club and could follow the infamous loan system employed by the London club.

This transfer would be one to watch out for in the coming months as we get closer to the winter transfer window.